On a stormy night, six unique guests, plus a butler and a maid, attend a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When the host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up, unravel each guests’ unique past and possible motive for the murders. Based on the popular board game and adapted from the film, Clue is the comedy whodunit that will keep you guessing (and laughing) to the end.
Led by Hopewell Valley Central High School’s (HVCHS) director of theater, Katie Rochon, Hopewell Valley thespians receive numerous awards every year. Last December, a selection from the school’s fall performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream received the top award for “Best Classical Play” at the New Jersey State Thespian Festival along with 25 individual medals and superior ratings. Current sophomore Elliot Block took home second place in best actor category. Members of the tech theater group won in many of the technical categories.
At the International Thespian Festival in June, “Skid Row” from HVCHS’s production of Little Shop of Horrors received a superior award for group musical and current junior Gretchen Cyriacus received a superior award for her solo. A Midsummer Night’s Dream was nominated for 11 Foxy Awards and took home the 2019 Best Production of Classical Play, which are presented at Montclair State University, including the 2019 awards for Best Actor and Supporting Actor in a Classical Play. Additionally, the 2019 winter musical Chicago was nominated for nine Papermill Playhouse Rising Star awards.
Performances will be held November 1 and 2 at 7 pm at Hopewell Valley Central High School’s Performing Arts Center, 259 Pennington-Titusville Road, Pennington. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the show or ahead of time by visiting showtix4u.com and searching the title of the show or at the door on the night of each performance.